Saturday, February 26, 2011

"and not man for the sabbath" - (Tropical Cyclones & the South Pacific)

Tokyo Imperial Palace Plaza
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Tropical Cyclones & the South Pacific

When you use the world map conventionally used by Europeans, you will lose a right sense to view the world correctly.

If you see the Atlantic Ocean at the center of a world map with America and Europe on each side, you may be amazed at the greatness of the Atlantic Ocean but you fail in respecting the greater Pacific Ocean. Accordingly, you would fail to comprehend the greatness of the earth. A world map must situate the Pacific Ocean in the center or at least should not split the greatest ocean in the world like in conventional maps used by Europeans.

Indeed, compared with the Pacific Ocean, no country looks great.

And, you can understand what the new era means with Japan, the U.S., China and India as major players, since American elites were shouting passionately, "G2, G2, China, America, Big Money!" after the 9/11 Terror of 2001 and before the Lehman Shock of 2008.

PART I: Tropical Cyclones
We have to have a right view on the earth before talking about CO2 trade.

The mots impressive fact is that around the South American Continent and the west part of the southern African Continent no tropical cyclones are generated. Probably, cold ocean currents must be flowing in the East South Pacific Ocean and the South Atlantic Ocean.

It can be also easily seen that West Europe, including the western Scandinavian Peninsula, has a favorable influence of the warm sea current flowing from the western Central Atlantic or the Gulf of Mexico.

Of course, it is the Philippines, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, and the coastal area of China that experience the power of tropical cyclones more than any regions and countries. (Even in this context, New York Times staff who have a Chinese or Chinese American spouse should not stupidly mention, in a manner to support China's false claim, Japan's Senkaku Islands now under threat from Chinese militarism.)

In conclusion, the global cooling should be triggered by cold ocean currents from the Antarctica.

PART II: Who Are Learning English in NZ?

Many students come to New Zealand to learn English (or other subjects), since this middle-sized Anglo-Saxon country in the South Pacific Ocean has a suitable environment to learn the Anglo-Saxon language, partly because it is far from the U.S. and the U.K.

Home Country/Region...No. of Students in NZ
1. China...20,780
2. Korea...15,905
3. JAPAN...9,697
4. India...8,673
5. Europe...10,426
6. Middle East...5,745
7. Latin America...4,356
8. North America...2,698
9. Others...15,225

Total: 93,505

(Source: The Yomiuri Shimbun Newspaper of Japan)

Anyway, it might be better to learn English from humble New Zealanders but not from anti-whaling Australians and Americans.

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A world map (probably the first commercial world map in Japan) was published in 1869 by notable samurai-turned Japanese scholar/journalist/educator Yukichi Fukuzawa which includes the following part for Europe:

You may find more interesting classic maps (mostly related to Japan) in the following Japanese site run by an individual:

Please also check the old Chinese map indicating Japan's Senkaku Islands, though it cannot justify China's claim of its dominion over the Islands, which have been part of the Ryukyu/Okinawa Islands of Japan from ancient days, because fishermen of the Ming Dynasty 500 years ago could not sail to the Senkaku Islands while Okinawa people could do.

[Today's News on Japan: Game fans snap up Nintendo's 3DS at Japan launch,0,2151114.story]

Mar 2:26 How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him?

Mar 2:27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:

Friday, February 25, 2011

"and the Holy Ghost was upon him" - (social expenditure)

Now You See It Being the Snow Remnant in the Imperial Palace Plaza of Japan

Implications of Social Expenditure

That is the same old story so much told in the past: the fate of Mr. Muhammad Husni Mubarak and Mr. Muammar al-Gaddafi. No one would learn anything from their fate as much as from, say, the fate of Hitler in a sense.

Yet, there is one thing in common among those very talented guys, such as Mr. Mubarak, Mr. Gadaffi, and Hitler: they are smarter than democratic heroes, such as, say, Churchill.

However, it is the same old story that history always wishes democratic heroes to win, and they have defeated those very talented guys, such as Mubarak, Gadaffi, and Hitler.

To be such a democratic hero who can receive a favor from history and democratic citizens, he must be a man of commonsense even to be regarded as a bore.

A boring politician in a democratic country supported by democratic citizens can eventually defeat a very talented dictator leading his forcibly docile subjects, which is an old story.

Yet, in individual life even in a democratic country, many people want to be a Mubarak, a Gadaffi, or a XXXXXX. You cannot laugh at their fate so innocently.

CHAPTER I: Public and Private Social Expenditure

OECD's figure for comparison of countries in terms of social expenditure as a percentage of GDP, 2005 is as follows:
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The order of rank is:
1. Sweden
2. France
3. Belgium
4. Germany
5. Denmark
6. Netherlands
7. Austria
8. Switzerland
9. UK
10. Finland
11. Italy
12. USA
13. Portugal
14. Luxembourg
15. Norway
16. Hungary

As the sole representative of non-European race dominating countries, Japan takes the 17th position in the ranking of institutional, financial, and material safety for people in a country.

It will be difficult for the U.S. to prove to the world that the everything in this world will be decided by G2, namely the U.S. and China.

No countries ranked higher than Japan, including the U.S., would lower their living standards to the averaged standards of the U.S. and China.

Yet, the 20-year long deflation in Japan, through 20-year heavy support for and tight business with China, suggests that Japan has guts more than the U.S. in dealing with China.

If Japan and China are combined together, their total power will soon overwhelm the U.S. or the E.U., though it might be the worst case scenario for American elites.

Anyway, remember that the U.S. is a country where elites shouted so passionately "G2, G2, America and China for big money" between the 9/11 Terror of 2001 and the Lehman Shock of 2008.

So, Muslims had better not go and learn in colleges in America, in this context.

CHAPTER II: What Offsets the Rule of Wealth

Wealth is for rich men. Social welfare is for poor men.

As long as a poor person can live based on social welfare, he or she will tolerate rich men living with so much wealth.

But, if social welfare is no longer enough or accessible, he or she will be forced to take by force any part of wealth rich men are enjoying.

So, the rule of wealth has two facets: more acquisition of wealth and control of poor people. Providing social welfare enough to calm down poor people is an essential part of the rule by wealth.

But, in the society where great social welfare is provided for every citizen, will any member try to get wealth by sacrificing other citizens? Of course, there would be some. But, a motivation to get determined to be rich, very rich, and super-rich by following the Devil would be significantly weaken.

Yet, great social welfare cannot be a final solution to eliminate the sin of pursuing wealth from mankind, since it would leave any few percentages of people determined to be rich, very rich, and super-rich even by following the Devil. If two men see such a greedy and smart guy, one of the two would surely follow the guy. In a very short period of time, half of a society will be filled with such followers of the rule of wealth due to one such greedy and smart guy.

So, we have to refer to any holy books to find a final solution. That is why I refer to some holy books.

Of course, the main point at issue is the rule of wealth is a means with which for the Devil to fight against the God.

In addition, the rule of wealth is called American Dream, since they are trying to avoid use of the term Christian Dream.

Finally, what I want to see is neither black Americans and white Americans nor just one-type of Americans but Christians (and Muslims), if European or African American Christians (Muslims).

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When you see a stranger, you will try to judge how much rich, how much poor, how much honest, how much mean, how much socially high, how much socially low, how much good natured, how much wilily, how much safe, how much dangerous, and how much clever, and consistent he is or will turn to be.

The longer you live, the deeper your assessment of a stranger will be.

And, most people would finally conclude that there is no such a person in this world as deserves the title of true wonder, since everybody wants a place to rest as Jesus Christ lamented.

But most importantly, some people have ability to know a man they see is the Lord's Christ, since so described in the Bible.

If you think you have such ability, you might not need any other talent.

Yet, it must be more difficult to have ability to know a woman he or she sees is the Holy Mother, since it was an Angel that had such ability as so described in the Bible.

[Today's News on Japan: First robot marathon kicks off in Osaka, Japan]

Luk 2:25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.

Luk 2:26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

"Jesus did not commit himself unto them" - (Learning Language)

Around Tokyo after Snowing

Learning Language

The style of this blog was a little changed, since the God, awfully, told me to do so.

However, it might be further changed, though "Every form in reality is empty, and emptiness is the true form" as Zen Buddhism teaches.

CHAPTER I: Literacy Rates of Grown-ups

Those who are rich should help those who are poor.

Those who can read and write should help those who cannot.

Accordingly, Europeans/Americans should help Arabs and Africans in addition to Brazilians and Papuans.

Accordingly, European/American Christians should help Muslims and Hindus in the world.

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Learning Chinese characters is not so easy. It was more difficult than today before WWII and for 4000 years since Chinese characters were invented in China. It is because Chinese characters are essentially ideograms unlike alphabets which are phonograms, though Chinese characters can be used simply for expressing a sound of, say, a foreign word.

Accordingly, Japanese in the late 9th century modified some specific Chinese letters by simplifying them so as to use the simplified forms as a kind of alphabets. Those new characters are called "kana" or "hira-kana" and "kata-kana" according to types.

The invention of kana letters helped diffusion of reading and writing among Japanese people. As a result the literacy rate in Japan came to surpass the rate in China. In Japan even children of farmers were taught reading and writing since the days of 1000 years ago.

But, in China, except very rich families, no children of farmers were taught reading and writing, since Chinese characters are so complicated and the number of the characters to learn for practical purposes is too many.

Even today Chinese use 8,000 Chinese letters in daily life or in the society.

Japanese use 4,000 Chinese (kanji) letters (plus scores of the kanas and the Roman/English alphabets) in daily life or in the society, though Chinese letters are called "kanji" in Japan. There are some or minor differences in format of some letters commonly used in China and Japan. Their meanings ca be a little different between Japan and China.

So, it is said that in the 18th century Japanese citizens living around the capital Edo (presently Tokyo), including farmers, could read and write at a rate of 70%, since all the samurai could read and write. Even in a remote and local farming village in Japan in the 18th century, 20% of residents are believed to have been literate.

At the time, the literacy rate was 20% in London and 10% in Paris.

The issue at point here is not fundamental superiority of the Japanese culture over that in England and France (except Christianity-related aspects), but the mystery that Chinese never try to invent phonograms or alphabetical letters.

Yet, China today uses Chinese characters significantly modified and simplified so that even children can learn and use. But, too much simplified kanji letters Chinese use sometimes puzzle Japanese to identify them with their original forms.

But why have Chinese elites left kanji characters in difficult forms? Because, the difficulty of learning letters protected their interest and position. Rich elites in China in 4000 years till the end of WWII wanted poor people and farmers to be illiterate.

Accordingly, revolution occurred in China in the early 20th century.

CHAPTER II: Japanese in New Zealand

When the big earthquake hit Christchurch, the third largest city of New Zealand, there were about 3,500 Japanese tourists, students, businessmen, residents, and so on in the city, truly surprisingly.

In 2010, the number of Japanese who visited New Zealand was 87,735.

Japanese people like New Zealand, since the country looks so peaceful. It is regraded as a suitable place for learning English in a real English-spoken environment.

The climate of New Zealand resembles Japan's somehow, though it is in the south hemisphere. Its shape of the land roughly looks like Japan's, though Japan is larger by 20% or so.

Yet, something might be wrong for so many Japanese youths go to New Zealand to learn spoken English, since 20 or so Japanese students seem to be victimized in Christchurch.

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There have been 52 Japanese in Libya till very recently, including staff members of the Japanese Embassy.

Two years ago a Japanese tourist visiting Tripoli posted to his blog some pictures he took in the capital of Libya. He wrote that Tripoli was in a construction boom; they tore down old buildings to build new ones. Most of cars running were made by IVECO, an Italian car maker.

Indeed, no one could predict that Libya was to undergo a revolution in early 2011.

Yet, the Koran should be read since this year is 2011:
The Koran

Ta Ha

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

[20.11] So when he came to it, a voice was uttered: O Musa:
[20.12] Surely I am your Lord, therefore put off your shoes; surely you are in the sacred valley, Tuwa,
[20.13] And I have chosen you, so listen to what is revealed:
[20.14] Surely I am Allah, there is no god but I, therefore serve Me and keep up prayer for My remembrance:
[20.15] Surely the hour is coming-- I am about to make it manifest-- so that every soul may be rewarded as it strives:
[20.16] Therefore let not him who believes not in it and follows his low desires turn you away from it so that you should perish;
[20.17] And what is this in your right hand, O Musa!
[20.18] He said: This is my staff: I recline on it and I beat the leaves with it to make them fall upon my sheep, and I have other uses for it.
[20.19] He said: Cast it down, O Musa!
[20.20] So he cast it down; and lo! it was a serpent running.

Any serious religions should be respected as a legacy of mankind.

Indeed, after mankind has disappeared in this universe, say, 100 million years later, some soul from another planet that would discover the earth and the past existence of mankind must say, "Religion is the only legacy of mankind worth notice!"

Eternity is in religion rather than in a future super-computer.

Joh 2:23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.

Joh 2:24 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,

Joh 2:25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day" - (Islamic Dream & State of Japan)

Northwest of Tokyo

Islamic Dream & State of Japan

Again, like the 9/11 Terror of 2001 and the Lehman Shock of 2008, nobody could predict this series of upheavals in the Islamic world.

Yet, I gave a warning a month or so ago that as the Persian Gulf War erupted around 1991 and the the 9/11 Terror occurred in 2001, this year could suffer a kind of tragedy. There is a kind of cycles in development of individual, political, and international activities and energy accumulation like in business cycles.

In addition, as the 2012 Presidential Election starts to loom over the horizon, this year can still incur some kind of conspiracy.

Again, while the American media, elites, and pundits could not predict the 9/11 Terror of 2001 and the Lehman Shock of 2008, they continued to occupy highly-paid positions.

This time, those who have not been able to predict the current Islamic upheavals should leave their positions in the American media, government, Wall Street, and so on.

If not, they will surely fail in foreseeing a sign of critical danger China might pose to the world and the U.S. in the future.

One more thing, the Davos conference has also proved that it is useless even to catch a sign of occurrence of the Egyptian revolutionary movement.

You had better check the EEE-Reporter rather than watching CNN or going to Davos.

CHAPTER I: Islamic Dream?

Everybody has a dream. But, what dream does "the God and Allah" have?

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The map specifies that the capital of the Caliphate would be ‘Saudi Arabia’, its head of state the ‘Khalifa’ (Caliph), the currency the Islamic dinar and the law the Quran and the ‘hadees’ (hadith). “The result”, it says, would be “all resources available in Islamic states:”
• strongest army in the world;
• strongest currency in the world;
• largest country in the world;
• atomic & super power country;
• Europe & US can not seize assets in future of Muslim Ummah;
• the heart of globe in Muslim hand;
• half population of world in Islamic state.

The smaller world map in the bottom right hand corner paints picture of a world where the issues raised above no longer apply: after 100 years, the whole world is coloured green, the colour of Islam, including the by then aptly named Arctic island of Greenland. It is somewhat ironic that the map name and some of the attributes of the Islamic superstate clearly refer to the ‘Great Satan’ itself, the United States – an enemy and an example…

The map refers to an organisation called the World Islamic Mission, which is a real organisation, although its website at first glance doesn’t include this map (which was taken here from the anti-Islamic site

Islam, since its emergence in the 7th century, has been given more than 1000 years to prevail in the world till this century.

Muslims had better be prepared for another Angel to be sent to them by Allah.

CHAPTER II: A Strange Prime Minister of Japan

A very normal person in an abnormal situation looks abnormal.

A very abnormal person in an abnormal situation looks normal.

When the Kan Cabinet started last June, Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Naoto Kan enjoyed a 60% approval rating as reported by various media.

It has now fallen to 20%, 19%, and 17%.

As the Kan Administration, primarily supported by labor unions, liberal citizens, and socialistic activists, looks like losing its ground, some countries have started to take an aggressive stance in terms of territorial conflicts. China intimated Japan over Japan's Senkaku Islands; Russia intimidated Japan over Japan's South Northern Territory, and South Korea strengthened their illegal presence on Japan's Takeshima Island in the Sea of Japan.

Yet, the ruling party DPJ has many politicians who are pro-Chinese, pro-Russian, and pro-South/North Korean. P.M. Mr. Kan is one of them. Former P.M. Mr. Yukio Hatoyama is very pro-Chinese, pro-Russian, and pro-South Korean. But, their friendship to those military-oriented countries are never returned.

It is as if China, South Korea, and Russia want the old, conservative, very-pro American, ex-ruling party LDP to return to power.

In order to protect Japan, the best way P.M. Mr. Kan can take might go for the general election, since all the media and critics expect that the DPJ and Mr. Kan will lose the election to be replaced by the capitalism-oriented LDP Mr. Sadakazu Tanigaki leads.

Especially in Japan that has five prime ministers since spontaneous resignation of the then P.M. Mr. Junichiro Koizumi of the LDP in 2006, it is very difficult for a premier to keep his position when the approval rating falls below 20%.

It is now a big concern of the Japanese people, what P.M. Mr. Kan dreams of for his future and very near future.

Generally speaking, it can be safe for the people of a nation which is so advanced and sophisticated as Japan to have a weak president or premier rather than a conceited and arrogant president or premier like in the case of the Roman Empire gradually falling down.

P.M. Mr. Naoto Kan looks a very common man rather than a small-time politician, though he looked like a very aggressive and tough guy when he was one of leaders of the opposition party DPJ till September 2009.


The Takeshima Islands, in the Sea of Japan, belong to Japan, specifically Okinoshima, Shimane Prefecture, from ancient days.

But, after WWII, suddenly, South Korea started to claim its territorial right on the islands, mobilizing troops.

The details of the issue are provided in the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

Of course, what makes the matter complicated is the historical fact that the Empire of Japan annexed the Empire of Korea in 1910. The Koreans got independence after WWII.

Another point is that it was a long and complicated process that led to this annexation in 1910, which is seldom discussed by Koreans.

Koreans in the late 19th century should have fought China and Russia to secure the Far East. But, they could not. Instead, Japanese made it to succeed in this very difficult historical enterprise, which Koreans never praise.

One of the symbols for this relationship might be the illegal armed occupation of the Takeshima Islands by the South Korean troops.

The Koreans' mentality can be understood by knowing their irrational claim that the Sea of Japan should be called the East Sea (if not the Korean Sea), while Korea has less coastal lines on the Sea of Japan than Japan and Russia.

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There were reportedly around 3,500 Japanese in Christchurch, New Zealand, when the big earthquake hit the city yesterday.

Some Japanese students who go to English language school in Christchurch are still missing.

This tragedy can be regarded as a kind of expression of anger of the God.

But, at what is the God angry?

Anyway, I hope that all the Japanese students will come back home in safety.

Mar 2:23 And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn.

Mar 2:24 And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?

Mar 2:25 And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"no man putteth new wine into old bottles" - (Earthquakes and Calories)

Around Tokyo
Or 40 Km from Tokyo
In January(Click to enlarge)

Earthquakes and Calories

It is said that 65 people were killed by an earthquake in New Zealand today.

But, around 6,500 people were killed by an earthquake in Kobe, Japan, in 1995.

About 16,000 people were killed by an earthquake in north-west Turkey, in 1999.

Roughly 20,000 people were killed by an earthquake in west India, in 2001.

More than 220,00 people were killed by an earthquake and tsunami around Indonesia in 2004.

About 90,000 people were killed by an earthquake in Pakistan in 2005.

Around 70,00 people were killed by an earthquake in China in 2008.

More than 316,00 people were killed by an earthquake in Haiti in 2010.

I hope that any single one will NOT become victimized in an earthquake in future in Haiti, China, Pakistan, Indonesia and its neighboring countries, India, Turkey, Japan, and New Zealand, in addition to California and other part on the earth.

CHAPTER I: Whaling and Earthquake

There is one thing I have not mentioned, though it is a big news item in Japan in these days.

The Japanese whaling for research purposes in the Southern Pacific Ocean was so much harassed by some criminal Anglo-Saxons that the Japanese whaling fleet decided to suspend this season's activities several days ago.

Then today, a big earthquake hit New Zealand though Australia has been suffering other types of natural disasters in these months.

Australia and New Zealand should stop allowing its criminals on board fast motorboats to try to harm Japanese sailors and damage Japanese whaling boats with chemical bottles, laser beams, and so on on the open sea.

Of course, I am so much sorry for victims and fatalities from great natural disasters in Australia and New Zealand, the two great Anglo-Saxon countries in the South Pacific.

I also hope that Australia and New Zealand will accept more Muslim immigrants in addition to Chinese and Koreans.

Anyway, the Japanese Government will send enough and full aid to New Zealand soon.

CHAPTER II: Calorie Intake

No matter how much rich you get, you cannot be respected if you take so many calories, through eating something, say, beef.

The average of calorie intake by person per day between 2003 and 2005 is as follows for each country.

First of all, Buddhism forbids meat eatings.

So, the Japanese people did not kill and eat cows and oxes till the end of its samurai regime in 1860's, though people took fish and whales while using cattle only for field cultivation.

It is after WWII that the Japanese started to consume a large amount of beef, along with growth of economy, by importing meat from the U.S. and Australia.

In other word, sushi (rice and fish) and whale eating are rooted in the same cultural tradition of Japan. They are a kind of by-products from honest practices of Buddhism disciplines by Japanese people over 1,000 years.

As a cow or ox is as intellectual as a whale, mankind should not essentially kill such a large number of the poor animals in Australia and America every year.

Yet, creatures living in the sea are so remote from mankind in a decisive sense; fish and whales can be reasonable foodstuff for mankind. (Japanese do not east dogs like Koreans and Chinese, in case.)

Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S. should stop taking high-calorie foods and start to negotiate reasonable allocation of whales to be taken from the Pacific Ocean with Japan.

Their governments should not support those gangsters hoisting a flag of skull and crossbones, sailing around and violently attacking Japanese whaling boats internationally authorized for operation of research whaling.

If research whaling itself is a problem, it should be peacefully negotiated, without endangering crews of Japanese whaling fleets.

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Christ Jesus did not eat beef, though he did not forbid taking beef.

If somebody is eating delicious foods, he or she cannot be a saint.

Such a person should be expelled from every church, including the Vatican.

Indeed, if you happened to see somebody calling himself Jesus Christ eating beef and some delicious foods so happily, you would stop believing him.

But, to go out to the big ocean bravely looking for a big and wild whale for supper might be praised as an act of a man of any religion. This can be a great tradition for a tribe.

Anyway, remember that Moby Dick became a work of a prophecy for the 9/11 Terror of 2001.

…It came in as a sort of brief interlude and solo between more extensive performances. I take it that this part of the bill must have run something like this:
"Grand Contested Election for the Presidency of the United States.

Though I cannot tell why it was exactly that those stage managers, the Fates, put me down for this shabby part of a whaling voyage, when others were set down for magnificent parts in high tragedies, and short and easy parts in genteel comedies, and jolly parts in farces- though I cannot tell why this was exactly…

Chapter One

Mar 2:22 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: else the new wine doth burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles will be marred: but new wine must be put into new bottles.

Monday, February 21, 2011

"a piece of new cloth on an old garment" - (The Year of Uprising?)

Tokyo Imperial Palace Side (Old Edo Castle Owned by Samurai Shogun)

CHAPTER I: Islam Map

For Muslims before the era of Columbus, the Indian Ocean must have been another Mediterranean Sea.

Abu Abd Allah Muhammad al-Idrisi al-Qurtubi al-Hasani al-Sabti or simply Al Idrisi (Arabic: أبو عبد الله محمد الإدريسي‎; Latin: Dreses) (1099–1165 or 1166) was a Muslim geographer, cartographer, Egyptologist and traveller who lived in Sicily, at the court of King Roger II.

His map also inspired Christopher Columbus and Vasco Da Gama.

Introductory summary overview map from al-Idrisi's 1154 world atlas. Note that south is at the top of the map.

Yet, both Jerusalem (31.46 degrees of latitude) and Mecca (21.26 degrees) are located in the northern hemisphere.

Tokyo is at 35.40 and Tehran at 35.38, which is a kind of miracle.

(Cairo at 30.03, Alexandria at 31.13)

CHAPTER II: Libya Report

Japanese TV stations are all actively reporting the situation in Libya, adding that more than 230 people were killed.

I strongly recommend Muslims in Libya to leave the armed conflicts.

I strongly recommend Muslims in Libya to ask Allah to give them freedom and democracy more than European Christians are enjoying.

I strongly recommend Muslims in Libya to show a higher-level of the aspect of peace of Islam to the world.

Even in China, it has been reported that 1,000 youths, students, and citizens who just started to gather with cell phones in their hands on the street of various cities for protest against the dictatorship of the Chinese Communist Party were soon suppressed and arrested.

An old Chinese woman watching the arrest on the street said, "We have no law in China!" to a TV camera, probably, held by a foreign reporter, as televised tonight in Japan, while her face was blurred on TV.

CHAPTER III: Christianity Forbidden in Japan for 280 Years

In 1589, the then samurai king of Japan Hideyoshi proclaimed a ban on Christianity.

In 1873, the modern Meiji imperial government of Japan abolished the ban on Christianity, since the samurai era had gone and Western powers requested so.

Even today, Christians account for 10% of the whole population of Japan.

Yet, there are no Japanese who do not know what Christ Jesus is.

As for Islam, it does not appeal to the Japanese mind and soul.

Islam is regarded as a religion for people living in the desert, though there are so many Muslims in Indonesia some of whom are sometimes observed in Tokyo and so on.

As for Judaism, Japanese people feel strong curiosity, mystery, and difficulty if not caution, though not much respect in comparison to sympathy. However, Japanese feel no hate and antagonism toward Judaism in general.

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Mar 2:21 No man also seweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment: else the new piece that filled it up taketh away from the old, and the rent is made worse.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

On a Very Humble Sunday

Mt. Fuji
Japan(The site is 100 kilometers from Mt. Fuji and 20 km from Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo.)

The Japanese media, TV news programs, newspapers, and so on all are paying strong attentions to the upheavals in the Islamic world.

Of course, China cannot avoid such a drastic movement by people to get rid of inhumane control by the Chinese Communist Party, since 100 million Chinese citizens are said to have some kind of mental illness today.

In addition, the Davos Conference recently proved its inability to address the true world agendas. G20 is also proving its inability to address the true world agendas. G2 (USA/China) is still producing some negative world agendas, in addition to a huge amount of CO2.

And the gravest agenda is of course "God vs. Money."

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It was not so easy to survive and get rich in America in 1500's, 1600's, 1700's, and 1800's.

Yet, the God must have helped those who helped their neighbors survive and get rich in America in 1500's, 1600's, 1700's, and 1800's.

The problem is that today most of Americans are still trying to survive and get rich without much helping their neighbors survive and get rich, while it is now in 2000's.

One piece of evidence is found in Haiti where more than 200,000 people were killed by a single earthquake a year ago.

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Among neighboring countries of Japan, namely South Korea, Taiwan, North Korea, China, America, and Russia, Russia is the least respected by the Japanese people, since it still illegally occupies some South Kurile Islands of Japan.

Soviet Union troops landed on those islands after the Empire of Japan surrendered to the Allied and the U.S. and ceased fire on August 15, 1945.

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EEE-World History Summary:

AD 1 to 500: Emergence of Christianity and Establishment of the Vatican

500 to 1000: Emergence and Establishment of Islam

1000 to 1500: Conflicts between Christians and Muslims

1500 to 2000: Emergence and Establishment of American Dream

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EEE-Japanese History Summary:

AD 1 to 500: Emergence of Yamato Japan introducing Taoism and Developing Shinto

500 to 1000: Establishment of Imperial Japan introducing Buddhism

1000 to 1500: Establishment of Samurai Japan Creating Japanese Buddhism

1500 to 2000: Establishment of Unique Japan in the World

In 538, Buddhism was officially introduced into Japan.

In 1192, the first samurai regime was established.

In 1549, Francis Xavier landed on Japan to preach Christianity.

In 1947, the American-Christianity-based Constitution was enforced after WWII.

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It is said that those who drink Japanese tea sufficiently live long.

A well-known town in Japan for a large number of long-living people is a notable tea producing town.

Today, I was offered a cup of sample high-quality Japanese tea for free in a station mall. Yet, how did I look to a middle-aged female salesclerk, maybe a kind of homeless...